Support two causes by attending the Gauteng Motor Fest

16:00 PM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
As a visitor to the 2015 Gauteng Motor Fest you can look forward to a weekend where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at speed. You’ll now also be able to rest (when your pulse-rate allows) secure in the knowledge that you’re supporting two diverse yet worthy causes.

Bucie, Cassper Nyovest and Davido to perfrom at #MTVMAMA2015

13:40 PM (5 Hours ago) Awards
MTV Base, channel 322 on DStv, has revealed that Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Yemi Alade have been added to the sizzling performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015. The five African artists join US R n B star NE-YO at the fifth edition of the MAMA on Saturday, 18 July.  

BMW i8 campaign hits the big screen with Cinemark

13:28 PM (5 Hours ago) Advertising News
With a cinema campaign that has seen the all-new BMW i8 launched in an innovative and adrenaline-packed way, BMW and Cinemark have boosted this brand extension within BMW on the most effective platform: the big screen. 

New Gagasi FM brand manager to target the millenials

13:15 PM (5 Hours ago) Marketing News
“The sales ‘honeymoon phase’ with the burgeoning black middle class is over. Advertisers now have to deal with unprecedented consumer behaviours due to increased access to the internet and its overwhelming pool of options. This is fundamentally where the big chasm between advertisers and consumers exist." 

Alexander Upstairs gives Capetonians a taste of NAF

12:40 PM (6 Hours ago) Entertainment Reviews
Although it is one of the hottest (despite the fact that it is in the middle of winter) events on the calendar, most people will not be able to attend the 2015 National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown.

JAG Communications to look after A + E Networks’ PR needs in Africa

12:20 PM (6 Hours ago) New Accounts
Johannesburg-based PR company JAG Communications has been appointed as A+E Networks’ PR agency for Africa from Wednesday, 1 July 2015. 

Kate Wilson to take over editorship for Woolworths TASTE

12:08 PM (6 Hours ago) People on the Move
New Media has announced that highly regarded consumer magazine editor, Kate Wilson, is taking over the editorship for Woolworths TASTE effective Wednesday, 1 July 2015. 

Grey’s work sees it claim 113 Cannes Lions

11:31 AM (7 Hours ago) Awards
Grey group has excelled at the annual Cannes Lions in 2015, exceeding all expectations with a total of 113 Cannes wins from various Grey offices throughout the network. 

3 media industry myths – busted (Part 1)

11:14 AM (7 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
As a result of the way that journalists are portrayed in movies and books, there is a common perception that reporters and other media professionals are gun-slinging, cut-throat individuals who smoke like chimneys and drink like fish.

Meet Nikki Temkin, The Media Magazine’s new editor

10:35 AM (8 Hours ago) In Focus

Named the new editor of The Media Magazine last month, Nikki Temkin says she has been reading the magazine ever since it launched in 2002. In her new role, the accomplished media maven says she intends to broaden the magazine and website’s horizons.

Top 5 Instagram trends for 2015

9:35 AM (9 Hours ago) Trending
Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we’ve seen a visual content explosion. So says Desirée Gullan, creative director and co-founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. 

Free web and mobile shopping app launches in South Africa

8:50 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip. Free web and mobile shopping app SNAPnSAVE launches in South Africa, allowing consumers to get cash back on FMCG products wherever they shop in-store. 

Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation

7:47 AM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
Even among South Africa’s most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations. So says Natalie Bruyns, general manager at 25AM. 

Berita named Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Wawela Music Awards

7:33 AM (11 Hours ago) Awards
Gold selling, award-winning artist, Berita, has added another accolade to her name as she won Songwriter of the Year at the annual Wawela Music Awards, which took place on Friday, 26 June at Monte Casino in Fourways, Johannesburg.  

Amanda Dlamini joins Jockey to host a soccer tournament for young girls

7:16 AM (11 Hours ago) Publicity News
In celebration of Youth Month, Jockey brand ambassador Amanda Dlamini together with world-renowned underwear brand Jockey and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation held a soccer tournament at the Ocean View Sports Field. 

Good Hope FM turns 50 and plans to celebrate throughout July

7:05 AM (11 Hours ago) Entertainment
As the first commercial radio station in Cape Town to reach the 50-year mark, Good Hope FM plans to celebrate for their entire ‘birthday month’ of July to honour this iconic achievement. 

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris shines at Cannes 2015

6:35 AM (12 Hours ago) Awards
It was tremendously tough at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, but Johannesburg-based agency, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris rose to the occasion to take the award-winning lead in the radio category and showcase the effectiveness of their disruptive concepts. 

Lancôme, Fashion Media empower women to achieve beauty, femininity and French elegance

14:50 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
To attract interest to beauty brand Lancôme’s ‘For You’ campaign, Primedia Unlimited’s Fashion Media dominated promotional areas within five of Edgar’s top stores across the country. 

Traditional vs new PR: how do you do both?

14:34 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
There is no denying that the public relations landscape is constantly evolving. However, perhaps one of the biggest shifts the industry has ever seen is taking place right now. The shift from traditional to new PR.

Celebrate Mandela Day by dancing with DanceForMadiba

14:08 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Not sure what to do for Mandela Day but know you want to get involved? Then this might be just the thing for you. No Danger Diaries, an organisation that aims to share joy with everyone around the world, wants to celebrate Madiba in the way that truly reflects his spirit – by dancing. 

Muzart says goodbye to two members

13:47 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

The five-piece pop band, Muzart, will now officially be known as a trio as they bid farewell to two band members who have decided to create new musical venture, Smiley Freaks. 

Entries are now open for the 2015/16 PPC Imaginarium Awards

13:21 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Un-established artists and designers stand a chance to change their careers through financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance by entering the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards

THL launches its range of smartphones into the African marketplace

12:41 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
THL, part of the Shenzhen Hongjiayuan Communication Technology, a high-tech enterprise specialising in smartphone R&D, production, sales and service, has announced the launch of its cost-effective and technology leading range of ultra-phones to the African marketplace. 

Mike Sharman turns laughs into likes online

12:18 PM (Yesterday) In Focus

Mike Sharman is a convincing guy. Spend 20 minutes on the phone with him and you want whatever he is pitching. The founder of online communications agency, Retroviral, Sharman is an ideas man who uses humour and cracking content to cause online excitation for a host of impressive clients.

Lotus FM announces its commitment to Mandela Day

12:10 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Lotus FM has announced its commitment to honoring Nelson Mandela’s legacy by celebrating Mandela Day. This is when Lotus FM staff, freelancers and stakeholders come together to dedicate 67 minutes of the day to ensure that Madiba’s dream for the children of Southern Africa comes true. 

Dr Peter Magubane honoured at 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards

12:02 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Dr Peter Magubane won the Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever Award at the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards. His advice to young journalists was that they must not rest on their laurels because the fight is not over.

BBC HARDtalk interviews Mmusi Maimane

11:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
BBC HARDtalk are to air an interview Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa where he discusses corruption including allegations regarding FIFA and South Africa’s World Cup bid as well as and the recent inquiry into the deaths of 34 miners at the Marikana Mine. 

kykNET & Kie welcome new soapie, Suidooster

10:03 AM (Yesterday) Media News
M-Net’s Afrikaans Channel, kykNET, will launch a brand new soap opera on Monday, 16 November 2015. Titled Suidooster, it is the first soapie to be set in the Western Cape and screened on kykNET & Kie, Channel 145 on DStv. 

There are exciting times ahead for Digital Out of Home

9:48 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
The top minds in the DOOH and Digital Signage arenas were all represented at the 2015 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) and shared their latest developments, innovation and trends in their respective DOOH space. Jacques du Preez, MD of Provantage Media Group attended.

RSG and SANBS to honour Mandela’s legacy in July

9:30 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
RSG and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) join forces in July to honor Mandela’s legacy. RSG listeners will be able to honour former president Nelson Mandela's legacy by giving the gift of life. 

South African-born actor Sean Michael nominated for an Emmy

8:53 AM (Yesterday) Awards
For a second year in a row, South African born actor, Sean Cameron Michael is being considered for an American Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Richard Guthrie in the Michael Bay produced pirate adventure series Black Sails

Ballito celebrates the Best of the Best

8:12 AM (Yesterday) Awards
On Monday, 15 June, local publishing company and publishers of Ballito Magazine – FabMags, in conjunction with Enterprise iLembe as title sponsors announced the launch of the first ever Best of the Best Awards

Splash PR CEO honoured at the Businesswomen’s Association of SA Regional Business Achiever Awards

7:46 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Splash PR is celebrating their CEO Kerry Seymour winning the Entrepreneur category at the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa Regional Business Achiever Awards 2015. 

Sony to air second season of I Survived this July

7:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? The second season of I Survived begins on Thursday, 2 July at 20:00 on Sony, channel 127 on DStv.

The MediaShop’s new Through My Eyes initiative provides insights into the young black market

7:24 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
We are a diverse, melting pot of people in South Africa and as such, real insights from real people can be hard to find. This is why The MediaShop has launched a first of its kind initiative - ‘Through My Eyes’. 

Facebook opens the doors to its first African office

7:02 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.  

A new host for Mzansi Magic's smash hit Our Perfect Wedding

16:10 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Airing every Sunday night at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv, is one of South Africa's most popular shows, Our Perfect Wedding (OPW), and from Saunday, 5 July 2015 there will be a new face at the forefront of the hit show.

Tsebo Servco's Fasenda Mzimo Farm Project creates a sustainable future for Mozambique

15:57 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
In an effort to alleviate poverty and the high rate of unemployment, which has been relatively high on an estimated 8%, and higher among youth of approximately 13% in Mozambique, Tsebo Servco’s farm school initiative, the Fasenda Mizimo Farm Project, has embarked on a journey to help create a sustainable future for Mozambicans.

Prime Circle to perform at the Durban Botanic Gardens in July

14:44 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
It’s winter, but it’s warm in Durban and the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on Sunday, 19 July 2015, featuring Prime Circle, is the perfect occasion to soak up the balmy winter sun at the Durban Botanic Gardens. 

Ericsson wins Africa Award for its Connect To Learn initiative

14:36 PM (2 Days ago) Awards

Ericsson has won a 2015 Africa Award for Social Contribution for its Connect To Learn initiative. The Africa Awards, organized by Total Telecom, recognise performance and innovation from organizations in telecoms and the Internet of Things markets.

Windhoek's new campaign aims to make beer drinkers think

14:06 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Windhoek beer has recently launched a national campaign, in which it takes a stand against additives, flavourants and colourants – all for the love of pure beer.

LG finds tech inspiration in design

13:55 PM (2 Days ago) Design News

LG is thinking about how design affects and influences technology. Especially when it comes to functionality and form. 

Why strategic planning is stupid

12:54 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
I just landed this awesome ‘Strategic Planning Director’ job. I am a week in and while this article may lead to the shortest strategic planning career in the history of advertising, I reckon I’ll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and give it a go anyway. So says Strategic Planning Director at Grey Johannesburg, Jessica Wheeler. 

Artscape Arena to stage Nommerpas this July

11:54 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Emotions run high in Lee Roy Brown’s small-town Tote, the setting for Hein Poole and Lee Roodt’s Nommerpas. The writing duo combine Poole’s sketch comedy talents with Roodt’s stand-up style to tell the story of a bookie and his clients as their fortunes rise and fall. 

Velocity and Joe Public take home a Lion for work on Dialdirect

11:44 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Velocity Films director Greg Gray and agency Joe Public were awarded a Bronze Lion for their Dialdirect commercial ‘The Notebook’, this past Saturday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

BBC’s first travelling news bureau to pop up in Kenya this July

11:25 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Following its launch and six months on the road in America, the BBC’s travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up will be heading further afield to Kenya in July, ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, taking place on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 July. 

Vega's Greg Tregoning invited to judge the Loeries

10:14 AM (2 Days ago) Awards

Greg Tregoning, a co-founder of Vega School of Brand Leadership has been invited to be a judge at the 2015 Loeries. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Vega co-founder, Dr Carla Enslin, and the school’s senior copywriting lecturer, Alex Sudheim.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping to host the Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show

7:32 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is gearing up for world-class fashion entertainment as they host the Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show for the seventh year running on Friday, 3 July 2015. 

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane addresses the sustainability question

7:27 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Honourable Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa executive mayor of the City of Tshwane, addressed attendees at the inaugural African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum at Sustainability Week on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. 

Mastering innovation for growth

7:13 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Innovation. It’s a buzzword on everyone’s lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. So says Nicole Shapiro, associate director at Added Value South Africa 
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